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Fresh & Easy Market to open in Modesto March 23

Fresh & Easy Market to open in Modesto March 23

MODESTO - Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market will open its doors in Modesto at 1717 Oakdale Road (at Lancey) on Wednesday, March 23. The market brings fresh, wholesome food at affordable prices to the area.

Community leaders and members are expected to attend the grand opening ceremony at 10 a.m. A $1,000 check will also be awarded to a local charity nominated by the community to receive the donation.

At roughly 10,000 square feet, Fresh & Easy markets are smaller than the typical supermarket to give customers a faster, easier shopping experience. In addition to fresh, prepared meals and produce, Fresh & East offers everyone's favorite national brand products and household items, at low prices.

For more information visit www.freshandeasy.com.

ULTA launches scholarship contest for high school senior girls

ULTA launches scholarship contest for high school senior girls

MODESTO - ULTA, the largest beauty retailer in the U.S., has launched the 2011 Enrich, Empower & Enlighten Scholarship program with more than $100,000 in scholarship grants in Modesto and 12 other markets. Open to young women who are high school seniors, each winner will receive an $8,000 scholarship to the educational institution of her choice.

Committed to the empowerment of women and the enrichment of their lives, the ULTA Enrich, Empower & Enlighten Scholarship program was established in 2008 and has already awarded nearly $150,000 to deserving young women nationwide.

The 2011 applications will be evaluated on community involvement, leadership qualities, academic achievement and commitment to continuing their education.

Gallo Center releases 'eBartender' iPhone app

Gallo Center releases 'eBartender' iPhone app

MODESTO - The Gallo Center for the Arts has announced the release of a new, free application for the Apple iPhone and other smart phones operating on Google’s Android operating system. Dubbed “eBartender,” the app allows patrons to go online to pre-order and pay for food and beverages, allowing for fast pickup either prior to a show or at intermission.

Patrons of the Gallo Center are encouraged to visit the iTunes App Store or Android Market and conduct a search for eBartender. Customers who download the free app and opt-in for text messages and e-mail will then be able to select and purchase beverages and snacks offered at Gallo Center concession stands. There is a 99-cent transaction fee per transaction for placing orders.

EBartender users can place their orders hours in advance on the day of a performance, and then pick them up simply by presenting their phone or picture ID at the eBartender concession line at the center.

Plan your Valentine's Day getaway in Modesto

Plan your Valentine's Day getaway in Modesto

MODESTO - Planning a romantic Valentine's Day for that special someone? Modesto is offering hotel packages and dinner specials for the "lovers" in town.

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
1612 Sisk Road Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 521-1612

Available: Feb. 11 - Feb. 14

Package includes a romantic candlelit dinner for two served with choice of champagne or cider. Includes appetizer for two, choice of entrees & dessert to share. Dinner Only - $59.95
Make it a night add $99.95 (Total: $159.90): Enjoy Dinner for 2 described above, as well as overnight accommodations in a room decorated with rose petals and chocolates, bubble bath & fruit basket. Breakfast served in your room in the morning.

For reservations, call (209) 521-1612.

DoubleTree Hotel
1150 9th Street Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 526-6000

Available: Feb.